View Full Version : HiCap9 Vs HiCapLTD9
3rd October 2005, 03:23
To what extent do the extras you get with the limited yield real advantage over the standard model? Will the match grade barrel be more accurate, and is the tuned trigger smoother? I don't even know what "trigger overtravel stop" means. Flush hammer? It appears that both models have a bobbed hammer (just aesthetics obviously, along with the front slide serrations).
I know I would appreciate the adjustable sights, but the only online shop I found these for sale on lists the sights as windage adjustable only. Is this correct? No fully adjustable sights on the limited?
How is para in general regarded in terms of quality, reliability, etc. Are they made in Canada or Florida? Any plastic parts? How is customer service?
I noticed the sticky on dissasembly of LDA's. Are they more difficult to field strip for routine cleaning than average?
Is this "LDA" a double action only in the sense that if you dry fired it, and did not rack the slide, you could dry fire it again?
COuldn't find the answers to much of this on their site. Any help, or pointing in the right direction would be appreciated. I haven't found one locally yet, but hope they will have one at the gun show this weekend I can get my hands on. Any other recommendations on who has these in stock, and a range I should expect to pay (stainless, not black)?
3rd October 2005, 11:03
I think Para Ordnance quality is very good, and many folks on here have reported that customer service is excellent. (And, to be fair, one person felt customer service was horrible ... there's no pleasing everyone.)
The guns are manufactured in Canada, not Florida. Mainspring housing and magazine release are plastic (and on the single actions I believe the trigger is also pastic, but it appears that you are looking at LDAs). The LDA field strips pretty much just like any 1911, but once the slide is off you have to be careful to keep the trigger link bar in place and not booger it up. I believe the Limited models use a full-length guide rod. I'm not certain of that, but if so it would change the field strip procedure slightly.
I don't have an answer for you on the sights. I suggest you drop an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and ask. Their web site just says "adjustable." I can't imagine that the sights are only adjustable for windage, but you might as well cerify.
3rd October 2005, 20:30
My son has the P-14 Limited and the sights are fully adjustable - Bomar copies.
The LDA is a DAO gun. You have to rack the slide before you can dry fire again. Love the term DAO - seems to me if it has one action it is a single action and this case a single action with a twist. LOL
The Ltd comes with FLGR, my SSP did as well and I suspect all of Paras do. I believe all Paras are match grade - does anyone make one with a non-match grade barrel these days?
IMHO they are great guns for the money and are more accurate than my shooting ability ever could be. Their service is excellent and the guns come with a lifetime service policy which is newspeak for a lifetime warranty.
3rd October 2005, 23:57
Yeah, I think very few "DAO" actually work the full hammer movement independent of the slide. I only know of a couple at the very entry level that do. Maybe that's no coincidence.
Anyways, I'm going to take a look at the limited if I can find one. It fits most of my criteria, and seems to be a a lot of gun for the price.
Thanks for the info.
4th October 2005, 06:04
OK- I've found them on one site for $839, but they were out of stock (of course). I've found them as high as $1100!
Of course market value is only what you pay when you can FIND them, not just what people list them at, not having them in stock. When I found the LDA limited in covert black for $750 at buds (only it was .45), I was thnking not much more than that for stainless in 9.
What should I expect to pay for one of these?
4th October 2005, 08:40
Para website lists their ph. # 416 297 7855 and their email as: email@example.com
They may also tell you what the suggested retail price is as well as a dealer near you who has one of the guns.
Good luck, I am sure you will enjoy your Para. The model number in the catalogue is TX189SR.
4th October 2005, 10:10
I finally found the answer on the sights, on page 27 of the 2005 Para catalog.
All Para Limited pistols come with fully adjustable rear sights which allow you to adjust for windage and elevation.
6th October 2005, 23:10
Nice. And she emailed me back:
" Para-Ordnance does not have any plastic parts. Some of our parts are composite."
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